Load shedding pushed to stage 3

 ·4 Feb 2024

Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will be higher on Sunday, 4 February.

Due to the need to further replenish emergency reserves in preparation for the week ahead, Stage 3 load shedding has been implemented from 02:00, and will continue until further notice.

Eskom said it will closely monitor the power system and communicate any further changes should it be required.

The utility previously intended to keep load shedding at stage 2 for the weekend.

Sunday, 4 February

  • Stage 2: 00h00 to 02h00
  • Stage 3: 0200 to 00h00


For people living in the major metros, load shedding schedules are available here:

For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.

Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.

Read: Eskom explains sudden load shedding changes – and why suspensions don’t always last

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